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New Exhibitions heading to the Beacon Museum

From nationally recognized artists, to zany interactives for kids.  There is something for all ages at the Beacon Museum as new exhibitions launch on the 30th of March. ‘Time to Get Up’ is an interactive exhibition for early years children and above. It’s brought to you in conjunction with Newcastle based Seven Stories who are […]

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Bassenthwaite – The only lake in the Lake District

In a series called ‘Our Lakes’, Craig Wishart finds it strange that by the fourth installment we still have not yet covered a lake.  He’s seeking to rectify that with this visit to Bassenthwaite. Bassenthwaite has a couple claims to fame.  It’s the most Northerly lake in the National Park for starters, and surprisingly, it’s […]

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Lodore Falls restaurant ‘Mizu’ nominated in Pan Asian National Awards

The Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa’s Pan Asian restaurant Mizu has been nominated in The Golden Chopstick Awards as Best Newcomer in 2019. Devised by TV host and entrepreneur Gok Wan, the awards, now in their second year are the only ones of their kind to recognise Oriental cuisine its contribution to the UK catering […]

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It’s not easy but it’s time to tackle the C2C

c2c I have never attempted the Coast 2 Coast cycle path because, like many of us,  I’m guilty of failing to appreciate what’s right on our doorstep. Sometimes I walk my dog on the bike path on a Saturday morning and hordes of cheery cyclists will greet me as they ride past, I often wonder […]

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New-born lambs mark the change in season

Cover photo by Andrew Locking Spring Lambs If you haven’t seen any lambs lounging about the fields yet, there’s a good chance you soon will.   There’s nothing like new-born lambs romping in the sunshine to remind us spring is just around the corner. The sheep population of Cumbria is around three million, which means there’s […]

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The tragic life of Mary Queen of Scots

Written by Danielle Murphy With the recent release of the movie ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ we thought we would share with our readers how the controversial queen is connected to our county. Mary returned to Scotland from France in 1561, after her young husband died, leaving her no longer welcome in the country. Her reign […]

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History and technology blend to drive Hobans 1923 forward

Hobans 1923 Hobans uses the latest technology to expand in the ever-changing transport industry. For 100 years, four generations of Hobans have served the people of Cumbria and while they have an eye on the future, they pride themselves on their traditions and values. 2019 is set to be another busy year as they move […]

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Hundith Hill – The picture perfect wedding venue

Written by Danielle Murphy Your wedding venue is always toward the top of the to-do list and once you have the venue booked you can really begin to imagine what your big day is going to be like.   This is the moment you give life to the ideas that have probably been in your mind […]

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Revamped Summergrove Halls celebrates fifth birthday

Tucked away on the road between Moor Row and Keekle it’s very easy to drive past Summergrove Halls and not even realise it’s there. That would be a mistake because Summergrove have a raft of refurbished rooms for professionals and an ever-expanding number of tourists who realise the benefit of easy access to the West […]

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Western Walks Feature – Mellbreak

Ascent: 2100 feet / 636 metres Distance:  7.0 miles / 11.4 km Minimum Walking time: 3 and a half hours Grade – moderate Start – OS grid reference NY142210 Postcode CA13 0RU (approx. location only)   Mellbreak dominates over Crummock Water as its steep eastern flank plunges towards the shore of the lake and for […]

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